At North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision care, Dr Roshni Echharam, her associates and staff, strive to deliver the highest standard of eyecare with the latest in technology, in an efficient and professional way. We make it our priority to provide one-on one personalized eyecare to our patients and their families in North Toronto in a caring, friendly and comfortable environment.
We aim to remain at the forefront of the eyecare profession by seeking the best in continuing education, so we can help you achieve and maintain clear vision and healthy eyes for years to come. Our mission is to build and establish lasting relationships with you and your family in the North Toronto community.
Dr. Echharam graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D) with honors in 2002 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Upon graduation Dr. Echharam worked in Chicago, IL for a year.
Since moving to Toronto in September 2003, Dr. Echharam has worked with many reputable ophthalmology and optometry practices. She has a strong interest and focus in the prevention and management of ocular diseases including Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic eye disease, and most recently dry eye disease. At the Yorkville Eye Clinic, Dr. Echharam had the opportunity to work with Dr. Barbara Caffery treating and managing patients with dry eye disease related to Sjogren’s syndrome. She has also gained experience in prescribing medically necessary contact lenses, like scleral contact lenses, for conditions including Keratoconus and Dry eye disease. Dr. Echharam is a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and has traveled to many locations in North America to master the art of fitting these highly specialized lenses.
She is also an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
When she’s not doing comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Echharam enjoys spending time with her daughter. She also enjoys cooking, classical music and the theatre. Dr. Roshni Echharam is originally from Durban, South Africa.
Dr. Lisa Chan graduated on the Dean’s Honour List at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2012. During her internship at the Cataract and Laser Eye Institute in Maryland, she received advanced clinical training in therapeutics and the management and treatment of ocular diseases.
She also worked alongside ophthalmologists in the co-management of laser vision correction and cataract surgery.
Dr. Ramdass completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Toronto and graduated with highest honors in 2013 from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry. Upon graduation, she completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) and fellowship in its Vision Research Institute (VRI).
During her time at MCO, she gained invaluable experience diagnosing and treating various anterior ocular conditions for both the regular and irregular cornea. She fits a variety of contact lens designs such as custom soft, scleral, hybrid, corneal gas permeable, orthokeratology, tinted/prosthetic and more to optimize visual potential for her patients. Her research interests include controlling the progression of myopia, presbyopic lens designs, and the application of scleral lenses for normal eyes and in tinted form. She remains Adjunct Faculty at MCO.
Additionally, she completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Program and Project Management. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists and Canadian Association of Optometrists, and currently provides specialty lens education for Bausch + Lomb at optometry schools across North America. She is also a committee member of the International Myopia Institute, an expert group dedicated to promoting further progress in myopia (nearsightedness) research and raising awareness on the development of the condition and how we can prevent it, or slow down its progression.
Leslie is one of the friendly faces you'll meet at our front desk and beyond, alongside Zoe. She joined our office in May 2018, and has previous experience in Ophthalmology practices. Leslie handles both the front desk, and performs pre-test measurements on patients before they are seen for their ocular assessments. Leslie executes the OCT scans, retinal imaging, meibography, Visual Fields and assists with Lipiflow treatments.
Zoe will greet you both at the front desk and during your pre-testing, as she and Leslie handle all aspects of the office. She joined our office in May 2018 from California, and spent time working in American Optometry offices. Zoe will perform your pre-testing measurements, OCT scans, retinal imaging, meibography and assist with your Lipiflow treatment.